Picture This: Ugly conflict reaches across Syria’s borders

U.S. Senators visit Syrian border ahead of U.N. ceasefire

Jack Rodolico By Jack Rodolico

As the U.N.-approved April 12 ceasefire looms over Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Syria’s internal conflict is spilling across its borders. In a sign of solidarity with the Syrian opposition, U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, and U.S. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, paid separate visits to a refugee camp on the Turkish border. On Syria’s western border, crowds swelled at a funeral for Ali Shaaban, a Lebanese journalist reportedly shot by Syrian forces while he was on Lebanese soil. To the south, Jordan is now home to 95,000 Syrian refugees. And as Assad promises Annan the ceasefire will begin tomorrow, U.N. intelligence indicates the Syrian army is moving into formerly untargeted areas. The Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an affiliation of committees from around Syria, reports that 101 civilians and activists died Tuesday. In this week’s photo gallery, Latitude News features images highlighting how the conflict is reaching beyond Syria’s borders.

U.S. Senators John McCain (L) and Joseph Lieberman (R) hold a Syrian refugee girl during their visit to Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

A Syrian girl looks out from behind the fence at Yayladagi refugee camp in Turkey's Hatay province near the Syrian border, April 10, 2012. International envoy Kofi Annan said there should be no preconditions to halting violence in Syria. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Kafranbel, near Idlib, April 10, 2012. The banner shows, "Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin watches pro-Syrian government channel (Al Dunia)." (REUTERS/Raad Al Fares/Shaam News Network)

Lebanese activists and journalists protest against the killing of Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television cameraman Ali Shaaban as they hold his pictures at Martyrs' square in downtown Beirut, April 10, 2012. Syrian soldiers opened fire on a car carrying an Al-Jaeed crew, the television channel said, while the car was on the Lebanese side of the frontier. (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

Relatives of Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television cameraman Ali Shaaban mourn his death during his funeral in Mayfadoun village, southern Lebanon, April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

Syrian soldiers patrol a field at the Syrian village Al Msherfeh as seen from the northern Lebanese village of Wadi Khaled near the Lebanese-Syrian border, April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan (C) is welcomed by Syrian refugee children upon his arrival at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

A Syrian girl reads a book in her damaged house in Talbisa area in Homs, northern Syria, April 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer)